Halloween was a whole lot scarier this year for five of the people behind the Burnaby, BC protests against Kinder Morgan. After weeks of rallies, delaying construction, and allegedly assaulting and harassing Kinder Morgan’s staff; the company decided to protect themselves by filing a $5.8 million lawsuit.
The protesters were in court this week and, needless to say, the media have rewarded them with the attention they so desperately crave. Fortunately for the protesters, and not so much for the public, most journalist’s reports are lacking in substance- providing their audience with little to no background on who’s really behind all of the ruckus.
Unfortunately, the fact that most reports that are lacking in substance is the good news. Outsiders who are trying to understand the truth face a bigger challenge- stories from some protest friendly media outlets demonstrate all the integrity of Pravda’s farm productivity reports circa 1932. (Yes Linda Solomon, that means you).